Charles Dodge interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, February 27, 1986.
Charles Amirkhanian hosts an evening with electronic music composer Charles Dodge. Dodges stated intent is to discover new ideas by experimenting with new technology. He elaborates on the technical aspects of his computerized music, which extends human speech into realms not possible without the aid of technology. Along with computer synthesis, Dodge uses the compositional technique of the found object.
Dodge explains in detail his creation of the compositions heard in this program, which include: Speech Songs (using the synthesized speech of Dodge reading poems by Mark Strand); Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental (synthesized aria sung by Enrico Caruso); The Waves (composed for Joan La Barbara, based on text from Virginia Woolfs novel); Profile, A Musical Fractal (a musical analogy to a geometrical fractal form).
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March 10, 2007 Subject:
As a young man, I listened to Charles in Ames, IA at the CY Stephens Center in the eighties. Enjoyed his music probably because it was so different and refreshing. This interview takes me back to Ames and pleasant times.
This highest rating review has nothing to do with the fact that he is my Uncle ---well, maybe.